Sports briefs: Everett may stand soon

Less than two weeks after doctors feared Kevin Everett would never walk again, the Buffalo Bills’ tight end will be transferred to Houston today to begin the next phase of his rehab following a life-threatening spinal cord injury. “They’re very confident he’ll be walking very soon … in the next days or weeks, not months,” Dr. Barth Green said.

Landis stripped of Tour title

Nearly 14 months after his victory in the 2006 Tour de France and the following allegations that he took a banned synthetic testosterone during a dramatic stage win, Floyd Landis has had his most notable accomplishment wiped from the books. A three-person arbitration panel — in a 2-1 vote — upheld the doping accusation against the winner of the inaugural Tour of California, meaning Landis must serve a two-year suspension that is retroactive to Jan. 30, when he voluntarily withdrew from racing. However, the panel severely criticized the French lab that analyzed Landis’ samples, calling its practices “sloppy.” San Francisco attorney Christopher Campbell, a former Olympic wrestler picked by Landis to sit on the panel, was the only arbitrator to dissent and he blasted the decision in a 26-page dissent. Landis called the ruling “a blow to athletes and cyclists everywhere" and maintained he is innocent.

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